February, 2019

INSPIRED

Award-winning artist’s fondness for nature, animals evident in her works     By Joseph Zyble The art world is beginning to take notice of Rapid River artist Tracy Anderson. Her work has been accepted in notable exhibitions lately, and she’s been winning awards. Anderson, who was raised in Rapid River, developed an interest in art […]

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PERFECTION PUZZLE

The challenge of balancing life in the complex ecosystem of Isle Royale     Story and photos by Scot Stewart “The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.” -  Douglas Horton It is perfect when all the pieces of a jigsaw fit into place.  With even one piece missing it just looks terribly wrong.  […]

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GIFT OF WATER

Listening to the language of water   By Martin Achatz “… is it for these reasons that there is such a dumb blankness, full of meaning, in a wide landscape of snows—a colorless all-color of atheism from which we shrink?” —Herman Melville   I sit down to write these lines the morning following the first […]

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RACISM RECOUNTED

BlacKkKlansman recalls 40-year-old events and serves as a relevant message for confronting racism today   By Leonard Heldreth The films this month include two movies that are oriented toward minority groups and a biopic of an alcoholic, disabled cartoonist. BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee returns to the top of his form as director with BlacKkKlansman. Angry, messy, […]

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POLENTA

A historically delicious, nutritious dish   Story and photos by Katherine Larson Ah, winter! Snow! Skiing and snowshoeing and ice-fishing! And then, for supper, something hot and nourishing and delicious to help us thaw out. Polenta is this month’s candidate for that hot, nourishing, delicious dish. Tasty on its own, it becomes even better with […]

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SAND ANIMATION

U.P. Children’s Museum instructor teaches youth creative video technique   Story and photo by 8-18 Media Kids love animated movies and TV shows. Some of the biggest blockbusters recently have been animated: The Lego Movie series, Ralph Breaks the Internet and The Incredibles 2, to name a few. Most kids, after they see movies such […]

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CITY NOTES – February 2019

Letters To the Editor, Using faulty logic in a recent Op-Ed, Rep. Sara Cambensy tries to justify her vote for Pipeline/Tunnel 5 by analogizing to her reasons for supporting more sulfide ore mining in the UP. To paraphrase, she argues it’s not fair for U.P. residents to expect to use consumer products containing precious metals […]

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CANINE COMPANION

Comforting dream about wolf preceded surreal live encounter Story and photo by Jude Holloway I have been walking this road and its surrounding woods and fields for some 42 years now. It’s been my home stomping grounds. I’ve walked it in many moods, both its and mine. The area has always been a spiritual sanctuary […]

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COMMON CENTS

The lowly penny and the nation’s most honored president Story by Bryon Ennis People who collect or are interested in coins and currency are called numismatists. I am not a numismatist, and that is perhaps why I find the occasional discovery of an old penny so surprising and rewarding. Occasionally, I have discovered old pennies […]

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NORTHBOUND

Sci-fi web series being made in U.P. By Elizabeth Fust Standing at the top of one of the U.P.’s mountains, along the secluded bend of a river, or off the path of a forest trail, one can almost feel as if they are alone in the world, as if everyone has just disappeared. Or something […]

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February 2019: Support Groups

• Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families—Marquette. This group is open to those interested in learning about recovery from growing up in dysfunctional or alcoholic families. Sunday, 6 p.m. Tuesday, 6 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 120 N. Front St. Wednesday, 6 p.m. ALANO Club, 1202 S. Front St. 361-2563. • Alano Club. Twelve-step recovery meetings daily. […]

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February 2019: Museums

Big Bay • Big Bay Lighthouse. The grounds of the 1896 lighthouse are open year-round. 3 Lighthouse Rd. 345-9957. Calumet • Calumet Theatre. Both self-guided and guided tours of this historic theatre built in 1900 are available. Prices vary. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. 340 Sixth St. 337-2610 or calumettheatre.com • International Frisbee Hall of Fame […]

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February 2019: On The Town

Calumet • Shute’s. – Tuesdays: Open mic. 322 Sixth Street. 337-4430. Gwinn • Happy Hour. - Saturdays: Karaoke. 5 East Stephenson. 346-6340. • Up North Lodge. - Mondays: Trivia. 7 p.m. 215 South CR-557. 346-9815. Hancock • Orpheum Theater. – Friday, February 1: Colton Ort and Troy Graham. – Thursday, the 7th: Sound an Echo. – Friday, the 8th: The Last […]

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February 2019: Art Galleries

Calumet • Calumet Art Center. – Night Time Winter Landscapes and Little Felted Monsters, featuring works by Calumet High School art students, will be on display February 1 through 28, with a public reception at 5:30 p.m. on the 1st. Days and hours vary, 57055 Fifth St. 934-2228. • Copper Country Associated Artists Studio/Gallery. Works by members […]

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